In 2012 we began an exciting BAPM tradition:
guest curators for the June & July events.
And this summer we have two more fabulous poets on board.
Meet Tiff Dressen and erica lewis.
Our June guest curator Tiff Dressen was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. Songs from the Astral Bestiary is her first full-length collection of poetry. She currently lives in Oakland and works in the Office of Research at UC Berkeley. She is the author of Keeper (Woodland Editions, 2005), Because Icarus-children (WinteRed Press, December 2010) and for Aeolus: variations on the element (co-published by the g.e. collective and Poetry Flash, 2011). Her work has appeared in many journals including New American Writing, VOLT, and 26: A journal of poetry and poetics. She may have been a follower of Pythagoras in a former life. She hopes to someday reside in an area where the night sky is dark enough to see the Milky Way.
Our July guest curator erica lewis lives in San Francisco where she is currently a fine arts publicist and previously curated the Canessa Gallery Reading Series. She is the author of three books, including the precipice of jupiter (Queue Books) and camera obscura (BlazeVox Books), both collaborations with artist Mark Stephen Finein. Her latest book is murmur in the inventory (Shearsman Books). Her work has appeared in various anthologies and journals, including BOMB Magazine, Boog City, Octopus Magazine, New American Writing, Bombay Gin, Dusie, and The New Megaphone, among others. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.
I know they’re going to bring dynamic new voices to the BAPM lineup this summer.
And I’m looking forward to curating the August event as usual, as well as a special September event which BAPM will host as part of this year’s 100 Thousand Poets For Change global event.
Please join us for this summer’s exciting run!
* Donna de la Perrière, BAPM Founder & Curator *